An Independent, Student-Run Newspaper at Slippery Rock University
Kendall Scott, Asst. Photo Editor

The age-old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words," and as it so happens, I have a passion for both. A photograph can capture the excitement, the devestation, and the emotion where words sometimes fail us, and they serve as a reminder of memories past. Even as a Recreational Therapy major and Psychology minor, joining the Rocket staff a year ago didn't seem out of place to my lifestyle and goals. There's therapy in finding beauty in a moment; a goal scored, a student standing up for what they believe in, a professor sharing his or her passion- and there's a joy in sharing those moments with those you love as well as complete strangers. My ultimate goal, no matter what profession I choose, is to assist people in getting to a better physical, mental, social, or spiritual state, and through photography, so many of those wonderful moments can be captured along the way. The Rocket provided me with many opportunities that I never would have dreamed of before my employment with the student paper. I've been on the sidelines of dozens of sports games, interviewed and photographed celebrity speakers and concerts, and became more aware of student movements overall. I've worked everything from sporting events to protests, performances to daily student activity. To say that I'm excited for the upcoming year is an understatement! 

 Outside of my work with the Rocket, I am a fullback on Slippery Rock's nationally ranked women's rugby club team. I hail from Bent Mountain, Virginia, and four years later, I'm still in shock by the lack of sweet tea in Pennsylvania. You can usually find me in the quad looking for dogs to pet, or treating myself to enourmous amounts of breakfast foods. 

Kendall Scott, Asst. Photo Editor

Feb 18, 2017
The Rock falls short to Gannon on Senior Day (Story/Photo)
Feb 16, 2017
Panel discusses historical and current depiction of black men (Photo)
Feb 09, 2017
Women’s Basketball not strong enough to hold on to Lakers (Story/Photo)
Feb 02, 2017
#5 Cal U too much to handle for the Rock (Story/Photo)
Feb 02, 2017
SRU kicks off spring semester with Clubs and Organizations Fair (Story)
Jan 28, 2017
Rock women’s basketball falls short to Griffins (Story/Photo)
Jan 27, 2017
SRU professor observes personal environment to inspire art exhibition (Photo)
Jan 26, 2017
SRU takes on D.C. in Women’s March on Washington (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Search committee should look at local candidates for next university president (Photo)
Dec 10, 2016
Black Action Society hosts pre-Kwanzaa celebration (Story)
Dec 04, 2016
Rock men’s basketball eases by Wolves, wins 58-36 (Story)
Dec 04, 2016
Women’s basketball makes a comeback in second half against Cheyney, wins 55-45 (Story/Photo)
Dec 01, 2016
International basketball athletes stay at school during holiday season (Photo)
Nov 16, 2016
Rock basketball’s unique recruiting demonstrates successful formula (Photo)
Nov 09, 2016
Two key players transfer to rival IUP (Photo)
Nov 16, 2016
Rock football fights through adversity to finish season 7-4 (Photo)
Nov 14, 2016
Students prepare for showing of ‘Remembrance,’ dispelling stigmas towards mental illness (Story/Photo)
Nov 12, 2016
Rock Football vs. East Stroudsburg (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
SRU Volleyball Sweeps Kutztown 3-0 (Story/Photo)
Nov 03, 2016
SGA’s Harvest Fest builds relationships with students (Photo)
Oct 29, 2016
Students create an interpretive trail to provide a non-scary Halloween experience for kids (Photo)
Oct 23, 2016
Blast off with The Rocket: What it’s like to try out for a college basketball team (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
Second Day of Strike Photo Slideshow (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
First Day of Strike Photo Slideshow (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2016
RockOUT Drag Show (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
Women’s Soccer vs. Gannon University (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Rock volleyball opens up conference play with home opener (Photo)
Sep 21, 2016
Women’s soccer sinks Lakers (Photo)
Sep 21, 2016
‘Stress less’ event spreads happiness across campus (Photo)
Sep 16, 2016
Women of the World kick off SRU Performing Arts series (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Burgers & Ballots brings voting registration to campus ()
Sep 08, 2016
Art exhibition presents feminist works by female artists (Photo)
Sep 08, 2016
SRU listed as a “Cool School” ()
Sep 08, 2016
APSCUF members answer student concerns over possibility of strike ()
Sep 04, 2016
Women’s XC tops Edinboro in first meet of the season (Photo)
Sep 04, 2016
Men’s cross-country places second in season opener (Photo)
Aug 30, 2016
Rock field hockey set to open the season in Springfield, Massachusetts (Photo)
Sep 01, 2016
Women’s Soccer falls to Notre Dame College 3-1 (Story/Photo)
Sep 01, 2016
Consistency is the key for Slippery Rock volleyball in 2016 (Photo)
Sep 01, 2016
Slippery Rock football practices for season opener (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
Rock football puts home win streak up against New Haven Saturday (Photo)
Aug 31, 2016
King III crowned starting QB against New Haven (Photo)
Aug 31, 2016
Women’s soccer hopes to remain strong in 2016 (Photo)
Apr 28, 2016
Softball experiences early exit from playoffs (Photo)
Apr 28, 2016
“The Jungle Book” is deemed “pure magic” (Photo)
Apr 24, 2016
Softball splits on senior day, qualifies for playoffs (Photo)
Apr 21, 2016
Rock drowns at the hands of the Lakers (Photo)
Apr 21, 2016
Rock rugby hosts 35th annual tournament (Photo)
Apr 21, 2016
Student creates chalk portraits around campus (Photo)
Apr 14, 2016
Tennis wins close conference match against Boro (Photo)
Apr 14, 2016
“Equal Pay Day” bake sale brings awareness to wage gap (Photo)
Apr 13, 2016
10 Cloverfield Lane’s’ plot leaves audience with too many unanswered questions (Photo)
Apr 07, 2016
BAS hosts Black Arts Festival to celebrate black art and culture (Photo)
Apr 07, 2016
Women’s LAX falls to No. 19 IUP (Photo)
Mar 31, 2016
SRU AST sorority supports the fight against cystic fibrosis (Photo)
Mar 30, 2016
Chatham University Director encourages women to take risks (Photo)
Mar 27, 2016
Baseball struggles against Mercyhurst (Photo)
Mar 24, 2016
Follow-up meeting allows students to voice their concerns (Photo)
Mar 24, 2016
Panelists explain society’s image of a “mad” woman (Photo)
Mar 17, 2016
Norton holds success center meeting, tackles questions of diversity, inclusion and top-down decision making (Photo)
Mar 17, 2016
Trivia night teaches students about women’s history (Photo)
Feb 25, 2016
Women’s basketball ends season with loss at UPJ (Photo)
Feb 16, 2016
SRU calls second ‘true cancellation’ in three years (Photo)
Feb 18, 2016
Rock soars past Golden Eagles (Photo)
Feb 11, 2016
UPB and Weisenfluh celebrate Valentine’s Day (Photo)
Feb 03, 2016
“I Don’t Love Human Trafficking” relates gifts to modern day slavery (Photo)
Feb 04, 2016
Edinboro outlasts Rock women 78-70 (Photo)
Nov 23, 2015
Men’s basketball splits crossover weekend (Photo)
Nov 21, 2015
Strong first half ensures round one win for Rock football over Virginia Union (Photo/Video)
Nov 20, 2015
Four men, including two SRU football players, in police custody following off-campus armed robbery (Photo)
Nov 19, 2015
Ordinance will end ‘Mega Parties’ (Photo)
Nov 18, 2015
Volleyball season ends, growth expected in future (Photo)
Nov 20, 2015
Senate candidate brings progressive views to SRU (Photo)
Nov 11, 2015
SRU students taste coffee from around the world (Photo)
Nov 09, 2015
Rock propels to PSAC Championship game with blowout (Photo)
Nov 12, 2015
SRU professor earns Purple Heart award (Photo)
Nov 12, 2015
Women’s soccer loses in second round of the playoffs (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Using IDs as a debit card will help students (Photo)
Nov 05, 2015
Women’s soccer advances past Shippensburg in double overtime (Story/Photo)
Nov 04, 2015
Challenging field hockey season ends with loss (Photo)
Nov 04, 2015
Field hockey junior enters Slippery Rock record books (Photo)
Oct 22, 2015
Women’s soccer gets by Scots (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
SRU XC to host PSAC Championships (Photo)
Oct 01, 2015
Women’s soccer climbs PSAC standings with win (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2015
Volleyball drops two PSAC matches over Homecoming weekend (Photo)
Oct 15, 2015
Men’s soccer drops match at Le Moyne College (Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
Rock volleyball winless at PSAC crossover (Photo)
Sep 23, 2015
Volleyball loses close match with Alderson-Broaddus (Photo)
Sep 24, 2015
Viola Davis makes history at the 2015 Primetime Emmy’s (Photo)
Sep 24, 2015
Women’s soccer beats Mercyhurst (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
SOL sells bracelets to help Nicaraguan youth (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Hip-Hop Abs instructor attracts 120 students during opening week (Photo)
Sep 10, 2015
Offensive outburst powers field hockey (Photo)
Sep 03, 2015
AVI offers new dining options to accommodate students (Photo)
Apr 29, 2015
‘Hooking up in Pornified Culture’ addresses dangers of pornography and its influence on relationships (Photo)
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